Winter Institute 11: Town Hall Looks at Bookselling’s Big Questions

Minimum wage, selling used books, a better search engine, financing for new booksellers, and an ongoing conversation on race and class were among booksellers' concerns. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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German Bookseller Florian Valerius Is a 2020 Fellow for ABA Winter Institute

Bookselling Without Borders has given US booksellers international industry contacts, and now a retailer from Germany will be at the ABA's Winter Institute. The post German Bookseller Florian Valerius Is a 2020 Fellow for ABA Winter Institute appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The Big Books of Winter Institute 14

One of the main attractions of Winter Institute is the chance for booksellers to get their hands on forthcoming titles. Here, attendees share some of the titles that got them talking...and excited. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Call for Diversity Among Children’s Booksellers at Winter Institute 12

Winter Institute – which this year drew 654 booksellers – is largely about helping booksellers sell more books, and several panels contained tips and best practices that can be implemented at children’s bookstores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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WI12: Booksellers Get Ready for the Biggest Winter Institute Ever

This year's Minneapolis destination for ABA's premier educational conference (Jan. 27-30) puts the "winter" back in Winter Institute. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Bookselling Tips from Winter Institute 2016

Here are some ideas for indie booksellers gleaned at this year's ABA Winter Institute, held in Denver January 23–26. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Winter Institute 11 in Photos

Booksellers and publishers met up in Denver, Colo., from Jan. 23-26, for the 11th annual ABA Winter Institute. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Winter Institute 11: Small Presses Take the Spotlight on Day Three

On the final day of the show, small and university presses promoted their offerings to booksellers at a luncheon and closing reception. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Winter Institute 11: Kwame Alexander Becomes the 'Say Yes Guy' at the Show

"I'm the 'say yes guy,' the inspiration guy," said Kwame Alexander, Newbery Medalist for 'The Crossover,' on the third and final day of WI 11 in Denver, at a breakfast keynote. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Winter Institute 11: Authors United Still Wants DoJ Probe of Amazon

“The central problem is still with us,” Authors United founder Douglas Preston said, referring to Amazon, at a Winter Institute session called Authors, Agents, and Booksellers--United for a Fair Marketplace. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Storm Jonas No Match for Winter Institute 11

Despite the weather, the Denver bookseller gathering had few cancellations, and the tone has been upbeat in the wake of what ABA president Betsy Burton called “an absolutely record-breaking year for many stores.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Winter Institute 11: Report Finds $1 Billion Tax Gap Caused by Amazon

The American Booksellers Association and Civic Economics released a report on the devastating impact of online retailing on American communities in terms of lost state and local tax revenues. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ABA Winter Institute 2016: Authors and Books to Watch for at WI 11

A selection of adult and children’s authors to meet at this year’s Winter Institute—and what makes their books notable. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ABA Winter Institute 2016: Big Plans for April’s Independent Bookstore Day

Last year’s inaugural national Independent Bookstore Day, which coincided with Free Comic Book Day on May 2, was a huge success. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ABA Winter Institute 2016: Bookselling Peaking in Colorado

Denver is “a real boomtown right now,” says Len Vlahos, who with his wife, Kristen Gilligan, is the new owner of Tattered Cover Book Store, which has four branches in the greater Denver metropolitan area and three at Denver International Airport. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ABA Winter Institute 2016: A Look at Bookselling Trends

Over the past year, Peter Hildick-Smith, founder and CEO of the Codex Group, and Kristen McLean, director of new business development for Nielsen Book, have been following several industry developments that could well shape book sales going forward. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ABA Winter Institute 2016: Conversations with Keynoters: ‘Small Data,’ Big Impact, With Martin Lindstrom

“The way people buy books today is completely different from how they bought them five or 10 years ago,” Martin Lindstrom says. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Booksellers Celebrate 10 Years of Winter Institute

For some booksellers attending Winter Institute, the fist pumps began before their planes even touched down in Asheville, N.C. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ABA Winter Institute 2015: A Growing State Offers Growing Opportunities For Booksellers

The book business is strong in North Carolina as booksellers in the Tar Heel State come out of the economic downturn that wreaked havoc across the nation starting in 2008. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Big Losses, Big Questions for Amazon

Amazon's release of its third quarter financial results Thursday afternoon gave analysts and investors lots to think about as the giant e-tailer posted a large quarterly loss, forecast the possibility of a loss for the fourth quarter and had slowing growth in its media segment. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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